WHY I MAKE ART: I make art as a way to deal with life. The good, the bad, the ugly … as I reflect on the body of art I've created, I see that much of my work celebrates quirky, unexpected moments and soothes my soul when forced to deal with trauma of one kind or another. Turns out, much of my work is about healing … the body or the planet … my own, or of those I love.
WHAT MY ART SIGNIFIES/REPRESENTS: My art signifies our ability to to deal with whatever life and death puts in our path … to heal into, out of and through the often under-examined portal that is our soul … revealing the invisible threads that connect us all to place, time space and spirit.
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT HOW I MAKE ART: I spend much of my time working at a computer - writing and editing films and books. The juxtaposition of working with my hands "quilting together" various elements (paint, fabric, photos, found objects) into a whole - telling a story - is the perfect balance to all the digital signals that my documentary and writing work entails. I love finding and repurposing items, objects, things, phrases I've found, giving them another chance, if you will.
WHAT MY ART MEANS TO ME: It means I will survive and that perhaps someone else who sees my art may be inspired to survive too. I often work by candle light or twinkle light with healing music playing … brining me to an introspective realm where spirit moves me. My commissioned work often involves "process" … making the invisible, visible and the unseen, seen … the mystery revealed, the gate opened.
"Hip Healing" detail